Get Up Close & Personal

Adventure behind-the-scenes of the dolphin theater where you’ll to get to meet our dolphins face to face. You’ll be able to touch and feed these friendly creatures while you participate first-hand in a training session that shows how we care for our dolphins, and keep them healthy and happy.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

For the safety of the animals, guests, and staff, all Animal Program participants will be required to:

  •  Wear a facial covering over mouth and nose AT ALL TIMES.
  • Upon arrive have temperature checked and complete a questionnaire to assess recent illness and/or exposure to COVID.

 Should there be a COVID risk identified, Georgia Aquarium reserves the right to reschedule participants for a later date.

  • If you have had known exposure to a person who has tested positive for Covid 19, we ask that you reschedule your Animal Encounter for at least two weeks in the future. Rescheduling for this reason will not incur any additional charges or fees.
  • All participants will be asked to take a short survey prior to their encounter or program to determine if they have had contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid 19. If that is confirmed, participants will be rescheduled for at least two weeks in the future without any additional charges or fees.

 

This program has specific age requirements for participation

Please ensure that your party adheres to the age requirements for this Animal Interactive.  

 

Each guest 15 years of age and under must come with a participating adult (one adult per minor required).

All participants must be ticketed for the Interaction.

Guests 17 and under must have a program liability waiver signed and dated by a parent or court appointed legal guardian.

Must be 7+ to participate. 

 

If you do not follow the requirements, your program will be cancelled.

You'll Get To...

  • Dolphin Interaction

    You will spend 8 minutes next to the water interacting with a dolphin in a variety of different and fun ways.

  • Meet Our Trainers

    Learn what it takes to become a dolphin trainer by spending time with our talented marine mammal trainers.

  • Get a Good Splash

    Prepare to get a little wet as you play with these beautiful marine mammals.

See a Dolphin Encounter in Action

When we left, Drew just looked at me and said, "Mom, that was the most AWESOME thing EVER!!"

Michelle Marietta, GA

Recent Dolphin Encounter Photos

  • Dolphin Encounter 7
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Dolphin Encounter 2

Unique Gifts from Georgia Aquarium

Bring the memories home with you! Stop by our gift shop for all your dolphin gifts or shop online here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I didn’t fill out my waiver for my animal interaction or encounter?
  • Do participants have to wear a mask?
  • My picture was taken by the professional photographers at Georgia Aquarium, how can I find it?
  • If I buy my tickets online, do I need to print them, or is showing the email on my phone is enough?
  • Do I need to reschedule my Animal Encounter if a friend or family member tests positive for Covid 19?
  • What is Georgia Aquarium doing to help guests and staff stay healthy?
  • What is the cancellation and date change policy for the Dolphin Encounter?
  • Do I need to make a reservation?
  • What times are the Dolphin Encounter Program?
  • Are you able to participate in a Dolphin Encounter with special needs?
  • Are guests welcome to watch? Do they have to buy a ticket?
  • What happens if I am late or cannot make it?
  • Where do I go when I arrive?
  • How do I get to the aquarium?
  • What are the age requirements?
  • How do I make a reservation?
  • Are reservations required?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What should I bring with me?
  • How long is the program and what will I see?
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